Get Out the Ribbon and Bows, Your Gift Giving Guide is Here
We have all been there before. The occasion presents itself to buy a gift for someone special in our lives, and we find ourselves at a loss for what to buy and wrap. So, whether you’re buying for that person who has everything, or you have no clue what to buy a millennial, or you simply have no idea where to even begin, this gift guide should provide some inspiration to get you started down the right gift-giving path.
5 Tips to Get Started
- Focus on the Receiver. There are many of us who find ourselves buying what we really want and rather than what they really want. Steer clear of this gift-giving pitfall by starting with a brainstorm of everything you know about the person you are buying for. Do they love to cook? Spend a lot of time traveling? A voracious reader? Can’t get enough museum time? Everybody has hobbies and interests. Use this as a starting point to pinpoint a gift that is right in line with their interests.
- Make It Personal. Take a fairly general gift and then find a way to personalize it to take it to all new heights in gift giving. A set of champagne flutes may make a relatively nice gift, but personalized ones for the newlywed couple will feel super special and cherished for years to come.
- Be Charitable. For those that really and truly do have everything, consider donating to their favorite charity in their name. They will appreciate that you took notice of the causes for which they have a passion, and will be especially glad that they won’t have to return yet another blender to the store.
- Give an Experience. Sometimes the best gifts of all won’t even fit in a box. Tickets to a touring theater production, a couples’ afternoon at the spa, movie tickets paired with dinner out at the newest restaurant in town. (Don’t forget to make reservations for them about a week out!)
- Leverage the Latest. Spend a little time perusing your gift receiver’s social media pages. Did they just buy a new car? Did they get a promotion? Have they spent the last month in Italy taking a million photos? Use these new developments to inspire your gift giving. For instance, an auto membership, a leather portfolio, or an online scrapbooking subscription.
Celebrate Her with these Wonderful Gift Ideas for Women
When you think about all the women in your life, it’s likely that you are filled with gratitude and love. Moms, daughters, sisters, friends and aunts … the list goes on and they all make their own individual impact on our lives. It may seem like she has everything, but trust us—there’s always room for a thoughtful and stylish gift.
What better way to show them your appreciation than with a gift that is perfect for each one of them? We have gathered together an extensive list of gift ideas to inspire you the next time that you find yourself looking for an ideal gift for that wonderful woman in your life. Check out these great gift ideas for her.
Gifts for the Decorator
For the home decorators on your list, the hardest part may be choosing just one item. Her house is like a model home and changes constantly with the seasons. These women have a true talent for making the most of their home with gorgeous home décor that always looks beautifully pulled together. Look for gifts that will contribute to their personal decorating style. Is it a unique set of mercury glass lanterns? A set of hammered copper bowls? A charming accent mirror? Or perhaps a beautiful throw blanket that features this season’s color palette? Collectible figurines, like willow tree statues, make lovely gifts that complement many interior design themes and are perfect for the home decorators in your life.
There are so many home décor items that will make her brighten up with excitement. The key here is to choose items that have lots of versatility. The second they see it, their imagination will shift into high gear about all the ways they can use their newfound treasure. Select something with loads of charm.
Gifts for the Cook
You recognize this type of woman in your life. Chances are she’s serving you something amazing that she just whipped up out of nowhere. Her skills in the kitchen are unmatched and whether she is baking up a knockout dessert or effortlessly sautéing some miraculous tasting recipe on the stove, she’s clearly in her element. Consider giving her a personalized covered casserole dish that she can take to potlucks, a pretty rolling pin, or a set of serving bowls that offer a wealth of versatility. Stand mixers are a welcome addition to any kitchen. And when in doubt, any cook will be thrilled to have a new cookbook of gooseberry patch recipes to try out.
Gifts for the Fashionista
Imagine the fashion lovers in your life and they are all likely to look fabulous any time you see them. They know how to accessorize from head to toe and are always grateful for any fashion-inspired gift that will help them dress up their next outfit. Accessories, from women’s handbags to keepsake jewelry, wrap up perfectly and you never need to worry if it’s the right size. Women’s clothing is always a hit. Consider a pretty cable cardigan, a classic sweater or ladies coats that fit in with whichever season it may be.
Gifts for Inspiration
If you’re always at a loss for the right words to show the women in your life how much you care, let an inspirational gift do all your talking. It can be the perfect way to tell her how you feel that will be on display all year long. From wall art, to collectible figurines to a blessing jar, gifts with an inspirational spirit are welcome to so many women in our lives. Celebrate her individuality with a personalized gift that is uniquely hers. Be sure to think ahead for those kinds of gifts, as personalization can take extra time to order. Rest assured, it will be one that she will cherish!
Arrive With One of These Unique Hostess Gifts
How lovely it is to receive an invitation. Be a gracious guest by arriving with a hostess gift that will be welcomed and appreciated. Whether you’ve got housewarmings, dinner parties, or holiday soirees to attend, these hostess gifts will surely guarantee a repeat invite for next time.
Whimsical Wine – For your grape-loving friends, you simply can’t go wrong with a bottle of red and a bottle of white. Take it up a notch by giving accessories to go with all that vino, like a set of quotable wine towels, a seasonal wine bottle cover or a set of wine charms that help keep everyone’s glass in the right hand all evening.
Classy Cocktails – For the cosmopolitan host, add to the bar cart with a penguin cocktail shaker, a set of martini glasses or a set of fun cocktail napkins.
Heartfelt Mementos – When you want your hostess gift to say a little bit more than just “thank you,” then consider collectible or figurines that speak to your close relationship. There is a variety to choose from to make it feel particularly personal.
Heavy on the Accent – Whether it’s a housewarming or an open house, decorative accents are a natural choice. Distinctive candleholders, a striking vase, a seasonal piece of wall art, a pair of pretty hand towels for the guest bath, or a set of quaint kitchen linens would all be well received.
Foodie Fun – For the gastronomic aficionado, package a few special ingredients that will complement their culinary inclinations. A set of infused olive oils and balsamic vinegar will be lauded every time they use them in a recipe. Unique salts, spices, or imported treats are all delicious ideas.
Thoughtful Presents – When your host is hosting a big event, like Thanksgiving dinner, give them something that is meant for them to enjoy after everyone has left and they have their own downtime. Bake a loaf of gingerbread for them to enjoy once Thanksgiving is over. Prep a cheese plate with a bottle of wine for a nightcap after all the guests have departed.
Blooming Brilliant – Flowers are always a lovely gift, but be sure to show up with them ready to display. This way your host doesn’t have to take time away from guests and hosting duties to find a vase, trim stems and arrange. Put fresh blooms in a large mason jar and finish with a ribbon. Want to give something more lasting? Look for a faux floral arrangement that will complement their home all year long.
Unexpected Treasures – Give those little luxuries that we all appreciate, but would not likely buy for ourselves: a set of French soaps, imported Himalayan sea salt, a set of crystal tea light holders, just to name a few.
Kitchen Cool – For the cook, you can’t go wrong with the best kitchen gadgets. There is always some new one that is trending. Buy one or two for your favorite cook and see what they whip up for their next grand affair!
Aroma Therapy – A fragrant gift will make a lasting impression, whether it is a lavender-filled room spray to help them drift off to sleep at night, or a lovely candle infused with mint or vanilla to create a cozy inviting mood.
Want More Gift Ideas for Her?
Every woman has her personal favorites and we have plenty of gift ideas to inspire your gift-giving no matter what time of year or what the occasion may be – holidays, parties, family reunions, or housewarming.
Nice Advice: Don’t wait until the last minute to buy her a gift. Take time to put some thought into it. That’s almost as important as the gift itself.
Start by thinking about where he spends his time. Is it the ballpark or the man cave? His office or the neighborhood gym? Wherever he spends most of this time is likely a great place to start brainstorming the best gifts that will fit his personality best. Sports memorabilia will appeal to the avid fan in him. Travel bags for men that can keep him organized and looking sharp on his next business trip are a welcome addition.
Nice Advice: Give him a gift that he would never have picked out for himself, like a framed picture of him and the kids or a personalized compass so he’ll always find his way.
No matter what the occasion, from Christmas to birthdays to anniversaries and everything in between, this guide provides some insightful gift ideas for all the men in your life. Travelers, sports enthusiasts, explorers, campers – there’s an idea here for every guy on your list.
For the Sharp Dresser
When you know a guy who has impeccable taste and makes a great impression, he should smell as good as he looks. Wrap up a designer fragrance collection—it’s the ultimate accessory for guys.
For the BBQ Enthusiast
When he’s the king of the grill, he should rule with the best tools. Wrap up a personalized bbq set in stainless steel. All the essentials are there, including a turner, fork and tongs—and that all-important bottle opener too.
For the Beer Crafter
Homebrewing is fast becoming the latest trend. Fulfill his dream of crafting the next perfect pint with an Everyday IPA Beer Maker Kit. It has everything he needs to make a jug of his very own batch of beer.
For the Boot Lover
Whether he needs a good pair of work boots or a rugged pair that looks great in the great outdoors, a comfortable and stylish pair of men’s boots will make a perfect gift for the boot lovers in your life.
For the Explorer
Remind him that true north is always in his grasp with this handsome compass in a personalized box. His quest for adventure will be fueled by the inspiration of this brass tone metal piece.
For the Football Fanatic
Help him cheer on his favorite team from the stands with a toasty, warm NFL throw.
For the Guy on the Go
When he’s a busy traveler for business or pleasure, a handy leather carryall makes a smart gift that he can keep all his essentials stowed with style.
For the Wild Game Lover
For those guys who can appreciate the exotic flavors of Venison, Bison and Elk, then an assortment of Wild Game sticks is one that will be well-received for any occasion.
For the Camper
Looking for outdoor gifts for him? Even if his boy scout days are behind him, he will definitely appreciate this modern-day uniform of comfort with a pack of extra soft Henley shirts.
For the History Buff
Help him celebrate America’s aviation history with a framed collection of artistically displayed mint U.S. postage stamps that show off the accomplishments of famed aviators including the Wright Brothers and Amelia Earhart.
For the Style-Conscious
He may look that he just came right out of a romance or mystery novel, when you see him in this stylish wool sweater with a chunky button collar. Who wouldn’t want that look?
Tantalize the taste buds of your foodie friends with a delicious food gift subscription, a grilling gift set for the grillmaster, or try an online gift certificate to the newest snack-of-the-month club. They will be thinking of (and thanking) you and your thoughtful gift with every delicious bite. Wrap up a few kitchen essentials to complement their foodie tendencies: a cheese board, a set of appetizer plates or the latest kitchen gadget should do the trick.
Nice Advice: Give tickets to a local wine tasting or a gift certificate to the trendy new hot spot in town.
When it comes to gifts for kids, you can’t go wrong with something unique. They will love being the only kid on the block who has their very own gumball machine or castle pavilion playhouse. Sneak in a little learning under the radar with kids’ educational toys that will challenge their growing brains while they’re having plenty of fun. And personalized toys will make them feel extra special knowing that the gift was made just for them.
Nice Advice: Gather up several small inexpensive gifts into a unique gift basket to make the kids on your list feel like they hit the jackpot!
Wrap up these Popular Gifts for Children
No matter what the occasion, from Christmas to birthdays and every special occasion in between, this guide provides some insightful gift ideas for the kids in your life. As fast as kids grow, so do their interests. It can be a challenge to keep up with it all and know what to look for when it’s time to pick out the perfect gift. Let this guide serve as inspiration the next time you need to wrap up gifts for kids.
Help them discover their inner Mozart or Beethoven with kids’ musical instruments that are sized just right for their little hands, and are usually built to handle the enthusiasm that young musicians tend to bring. Be sure to also look beyond just tyke-sized instruments to the wealth of musical toys that are available. They might not look like real instruments, but they offer up the elements of music and can spark an interest in music at any age.
Kids’ imaginations are in high gear, so why not support this amazing element of childhood by encouraging a little bit of pretend. Do they want to be a princess in a castle with dress-up clothes? Are they ready to cook up a feast in their own kitchen? Perhaps they want to give a try at being the caretaker of the family with their own baby doll toys and a playhouse for kids. Let their imagination go wild and have fun with where ever their imagination takes them.
Arts & Crafts
Encourage kids to venture beyond the box of crayons with a gift that awakens their artistic sensibilities. From art projects for kids, to cool crafts for kids and kids arts sets, there is something to get the creative juices flowing for every child on your list. Girls love making jewelry and crafts. Boys dig sculpting and painting their own masterpieces.
Nothing makes a kid feel more like the king of their own castle like a piece of furniture that has been declared theirs, and theirs alone. Wrap up personalized furniture for kids on your list, from comfy chairs to desk and chair sets to blankets, and so much more.
Just like grown ups who like to personalize their license plates, kids will appreciate a kids ride-on toy that has their name emblazoned on it. There will be no stopping them once they climb on board the first time! Want to encourage some outdoor playtime, but maybe not ready for their own set of wheels? Wrap up a personalized toy, such as an oversized checkers set that they can take on picnics and outings.
What kid doesn’t want to get cruising? Whether it is with a remote control toy that they can command at the push of a button or a toy car for kids that is just the right size (and speed!) for the underage driver, this is one gift that they will get rolling with as soon as they unwrap it!
Find fun, educational and entertaining gifts for kids of all ages. Whether you’re shopping for your grandkids, son, daughter, nephew or niece, you’ll find a gift they are sure to love.